Monday, March 14, 2011
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
However, as long and boring as it was, I did finish it, partly because I kept thinking the story would pick up eventually, but mostly because the acting was so fantastic. This film really had one of the coolest casts I've seen in a long time, with stellar performances from Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Sam Rockwell, and many more cool character actors. It was also beautifully filmed, with stunning landscapes and a few set pieces that were extremely well done. The train robbery near the opening of the film was flawlessly put together, and worked as something of a mini masterpiece in terms of filmmaking.
So... I liked it and have a lot of respect for it, but I can't really recommend it because it just wasn't all that entertaining. But if you're curious and want to learn more about Jesse James and the man who killed him, it's worth checking out.